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Save Energy with Nest Thermostat

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 2:54pm. 115 Views, 0 Comments.

Nest has added smoke and carbon monoxide tech to its line up.  In addition to the Nest learning thermostat... you can save energy while feeding your tech addiction.

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Need for Breeze?

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 2:48pm. 95 Views, 0 Comments.

Look no further than www.bigassfans.com for a cool selection of fans for home or your work environment.  Many of the designs now also work with your Nest thermostat.

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Green Apps for Your Home

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 6:03pm. 423 Views, 0 Comments.

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Many products claim to be green, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re eco-friendly. GoodGuide uses your phone’s camera to scan bar codes, then gives you the real green info on that product from the app’s database, which contains more than 90,000 products. Whether you’re shopping for appliances, cleaning products, food, and other items for your home, GoodGuide gives you a rating on that product’s impact on your health, environment, and community.  Read more:

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Help lower your monthly bills by identifying how much energy your appliances use. Set your profile by identifying the square footage of your house, the typical temperature inside your home, how many people live there, and the cost per kilowatt hour in your…

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Gutter Helmet

Monday, November 21st, 2011 at 3:50pm. 572 Views, 0 Comments.

Although you may have missed avoiding the mess of cleaning out the leaves from your gutters, its not too late to install heat strips and/or tapes to your roofing to avoid the nasty ice dams we've seen the past two winters.  A great solution from "Gutter Helmet" allows the heat strips to be hidden in channels underneath the helmet.  Not only do you avoid the leave debris in your gutters... but also the damage caused by ice dams in the spring.  Check it out at www.gutterhelmet.com

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Disasters Spike Home Sales

Monday, June 13th, 2011 at 5:58pm. 483 Views, 0 Comments.

Cities that have been torn apart by recent tornadoes and floods are now seeing a big increase in home sales.

Real estate agent Barb Maxon with Century 21 ProLink in Sioux City, Iowa, told the Des Moines Register that she’s made six sales in one week alone to Iowa families who have been displaced by the Missouri River floods.

The Missouri river is expected to rise to near-record levels this week, where it's expected to remain for weeks, causing flooding along cities near it and displacing families.

Residents, for example, from Dakota Dunes, Iowa, where hundreds of homes have been evacuated for more than a week, are starting to look elsewhere for housing. Nearby Sioux City is getting a flood of its residents inquiring about new housing options, real estate…

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Follow HGTV's Green Home

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 at 5:23pm. 277 Views, 0 Comments.

For those of you that are addicted to HGTV, no comment is needed.  But for the rest of you... check out the videos and register to win the 2011 Green Home!

HGTV Green Home 2011 recently received a Platinum LEED certification, the highest rating a home can earn within the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. In addition, the home also received an Energy Star certification which acknowledges its energy efficiency.

The LEED certification signifies that HGTV Green Home, with approximately 2400 square feet of finished space, meets rigorous standards for sustainable site development, water conservation, energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality, proximity to transit and existing infrastructure and innovative…

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